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06-17-2009, 08:04 AM
TU members and others, there is a piece of property on the Clinch which is headed for auction in the next few weeks. The rumor is that the property is going to be subdivided into lots with potential for 100+ homes. We have all been lucky thus far and no subdivisions have emerged on the Clinch, but now that seems to be changing.

My fears are that when one goes in another and another will shortly follow.

If you care step up and see if we can't change the course of this event, the last thing we need on that river is urbanization right as it will destroy what so many of us love about the river.

06-17-2009, 08:19 AM
where is the piece of property?

06-17-2009, 08:59 AM
What could TU do to prevent a developer from legally developing land as he/she see's fit? Don't get me wrong, I'm all for stopping it if possible, just let me know how...

06-17-2009, 09:11 AM
TU can't stop it per say, but we can voice our opinions and maybe change the outcome. It is the landowners choice, however if met with enough public outrage things might be altered.

If everyone sits on their hands as usual, then nothing is possible.

BTW I am not a TU member, not anymore.

06-17-2009, 09:35 AM
waterwolf, where exactly is the property located? An argument against subdividing the land is the potentially harmful runoff from the development.

06-17-2009, 09:35 AM
Thanks for posting this information! I have heard something similar to this...

I agree that we must preserve our natural resources and the zones around them.

This is bad and is all about the dollar.

06-17-2009, 02:46 PM
waterwolf, where exactly is the property located? An argument against subdividing the land is the potentially harmful runoff from the development.

It is about 4 miles above 61 bridge on the left descending bank. The runoff is a minor problem, the major problem is the snowball effect of one of these nightmares arriving on the river.

06-17-2009, 03:12 PM
Runoff might me minor now, but remove the topsoil and build 100+ houses and runoff becomes a major problem.

06-17-2009, 03:41 PM
upstream from peach orchard?

06-17-2009, 04:08 PM
upstream from peach orchard?

Peach Orchard is 8 miles from 61 bridge, as I said before this property is 4 miles above 61 bridge, not upstream from Peach Orchard.

06-17-2009, 07:21 PM
Why not look into the nature conservancy buying it? Is it viable environmental land? They seem to be buying all kinds of land in Tennessee and claim to be very concerned about protecting the waterways in the state.

07-14-2009, 09:17 AM

Is this the farm just upstream of CWF?

07-31-2009, 10:56 AM
This "issue" is one that I am very familiar with. Being involved in subdivision review and the development of the land from a governmental standpoint, I can see both sides of this issue. Within reason, a land owner can develop their property as they see fit as long as they follow a certain criteria regarding erosion and number of lots etc. The best thing to do would be for the Clinch River Chapter of T.U. to pressure the Anderson County/ City of Clinton Engineering/ Zoning officials to establish an STPA. (stream protection area), an area that is not open for development and usually is iput in place as an overlay zone in areas where development would interfere with the stream quality/ water quality.

Bottom line...a developer could give a rats rear less if you don't like to fish in front of a subdivision or not. Their business is developing property, bottom line. The only way to preserve and protect totally is to buy it yourself, or go through the local government to put things in place that regulate just how much they can do.

09-11-2009, 11:05 PM
I would hope that someone would over develop a plot like that, but it has happened before. It would not happen quickly in this economy. I wonder about the FEMA regs about flood plains now. The requirements regarding septic system placement have been made much stiffer from what I have heard.

09-12-2009, 09:50 AM
It seems odd to me that there is concern over not cleaning your waders
before changing from one river to another to avoid aquatic organisms hitch hiking, but it is O.K. to build homes on a river.